tempering the thymus
lapis lazuli hammer 11,2 x 3,3 x 1 cm
flip book 5 x 10 x 1 cm
450 euros for the box; VAT included, shipping costs excluded
‘tempering the thymus’ is a small silversmith’s hammer made from recycled lapis lazuli.
Along with ‘reconnecting hemispheres,’ it is a work from ‘reconnect.’ In this I make objects and jewellery that remind the wearer to do physical exercises that help cope with trauma, stress and fatigue.
The exercises release electrochemical impulses that go to the central nervous system and thus cause lasting change.
When you have low energy or feel sick, it helps to tap the thymus gland, which is a gland under the sternum. This activates the immune system faster.
Because tapping is similar to forging, I made a silversmith hammer for this purpose. The hammer can only tap on a body, as it is breakable on anything else.
It comes with a flip book where I depict the action without an object.